Horn River Lodge

Quick Facts

  • 109,500 square feet, 425 person workforce accommodation camp
  • Features include: state of the art kitchen and diner, first aid facility, games room with lounge seating and commercial quality gym with sports flooring
  •  Dorm features include: large, bright rooms with double beds and private or connected washrooms, flat screen TV with satellite, Wi-Fi internet access and built in work stations
Client:  Horn River Lodge
Industry:  Oil & Gas
Location: Horn River Basin, BC
Building Use:  Workforce Accommodations
Size of Project: 109,500 sq. ft.
Completion time:  Phase one – 3 months; Completion – 6 months


Innovation + cost effectiveness

A temporary lodge complex was designed and installed in a two-phase project, providing 109,500 square feet of comfortable and relaxed remote living space.

This flagship project is the epitome of modular versatility, efficiency, and customization. Features include:
  • A central services core consisting of adjoining kitchens with state of the art culinary equipment, and restaurant dining for guests. This design provides effective use of space and the ability to expand services as occupancy increases.
  • Adjoining the kitchen is a “Rig Box” facility designed to store and serve large volumes of pre-packed hot and cold lunches for offsite workers. Accessible from the kitchens, the rig box has large storage capabilities and a 100% stainless steel washing bay, where used lunch box containers are sterilized prior to being used.  The rig box is a new industry concept that was designed and introduced specifically for this facility.
  • Design features include: a full service customer check-in, on-site first aid facility, games room with lounge seating, 52” LCD televisions and a commercial quality gym with sports flooring.
  • All dorms have enhanced sound-proofing, offering our guests privacy and to aid in rest and relaxation.  
  • The entire complex was upgraded with custom millwork, state of the art heating and cooling systems, water-saver toilets and hotel quality lighting. 

The unique design of the lodge enabled our client to occupy the camp in three separate stages - low, medium and high occupancy, allowing for built-in cost efficiencies. When occupancy is low, the exterior sides of the lodge remain inactive until required.  The two-kitchen combination layout offers unprecedented levels of efficiency as it can serve any number of camp workers through either the small kitchen (low occupancy), the large kitchen (medium), or both (high).  The operational costs are kept to a minimum as required resources are consuming less energy.  
There was a requirement to accommodate over 400 employees at their site in Horn River Basin, British Columbia.

“We have had various contractors come and stay with us over the past couple of months and I have heard rave reviews from them that the rooms are immaculate and the food is delicious”

- Allison, Nexen